Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Royals Commentary Back on BBC

Royals Commentary Back on BBC

A successful petition by loyal Royals fans has contributed to BBC Radio Berkshire`s Reading FC match commentary being brought back on the air.

The regional radio station`s coverage was in question after Reading FC granted exclusive rights to ROYALS 107FM, the clubs official Radio station. It was reported that the coverage was also available to BBC Radio Berkshire, yet the station could not come up with the cash requested by the club. But after further talks between the club and the BBC, it was announced that a breakthrough in negotiations had taken place and that BBC Radio Berkshire would be able to continue its match commentary throughout the Royals first season in the top flight.

Alongside match commentary, the BBC will be offering additional programming, on the radio station, regional television, as well as the BBC county website; http://www.bbc.co.uk/berkshire.

"We're delighted. It's great news that we'll continue to broadcast all the Royals' games next season.

We wish the Royals every success in the Premiership and are looking forward very much to being there with them every step of the way."

Lizz Loxam, Managing Editor of BBC Radio Berkshire, said on the matter. While RFC chairman, John Madejski remarked:

"I am very pleased that we have finally been able to reach an agreement that will allow BBC Radio Berkshire to continue providing live commentary next season.

They have been strong supporters of the Club for a number of years and we look forward to continuing our relationship"

A petition started by Reading fans on the fan-site Hob Nob Anyone? is thought to have helped the stations fight to win back coverage. The appeal posted on PetitionOnline.com collected over 1000 signatures of fans and individuals who sympathised with the plight of the fan favourite match coverage. One fan had this to say: "BBC Radio Berkshire`s has covered Reading games for years and years, the ruling that they wouldn`t be able to after the club reached the Premiership was ridiculous! I`m happy the decision has been overturned."

You can join the popular BBC commentary team of Joel Hufford and Tim Dellor right now for live commentary of Reading`s first game of their Swedish tour against Gallstads FK.

By James Wade


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Thursday August 3 2006
Time: 11:18PM

Comments

0
That should keep the two listeners happy
dazza71
14/08/2006 21:16:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Premier League Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed

The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.

Stam being linked away with Hammers move

It was probably going to be touted sooner or later, but Jaap Stam is being linked with a move away from the club.

Nine Royals called up for international duty

It's that unfortunate time of year where international football takes priority, but eight Royals will be jetting off to play for their country this week.

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sheff W MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Al Habsi51%
Gunter0%
Moore0%
Blackett0%
Obita0%
Williams0%
van den Berg0%
McCleary0%
Swift0%
Beerens0%
Kermorgant12%
Sub - Grabban0%
Sub - Popa25%
Sub - Oxford12%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 5:30PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 8:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League